May 21, 2018
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3-year-old who wandered from birthday party found on Day Road in Brewer

By Meg Haskell, BDN Staff

A woman driving along Day Road in Brewer Saturday afternoon stopped when she saw a small boy standing in the middle of the roadway with no adult in sight. According to officer Amy Nickerson of the Brewer Police Department, the driver got the approximately 3-year-old boy into her car and asked him where he lived.

“He pointed out a house on Day Road, but there was no one home,” Nickerson said. That’s when the woman contacted the police.

It turned out the youngster had wandered away from a multifamily birthday party on nearby Spruce Drive, crossing through a patch of woods to come out on Day Road, about 500 yards away from the turn into the party.

The family had realized the child was missing and were searching.

“They were frantic,” Nickerson said. “But even if they had gone out onto Day Road, they wouldn’t have seen him, because he was standing at a curve in the road.” The boy was uninjured and was returned to his family. No charges were filed.

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